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UAE planning national halal certification scheme

| 20/10/2014 | Reply
UAE planning national halal certification scheme

Food imports claiming to be halal will have to be certified as such under a new unified certification system, a senior official said.

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USA: Midamar Sponsors Middle East Franchise Expo in Dubai, UAE

| 16/10/2014 | Reply
USA: Midamar Sponsors Middle East Franchise Expo in Dubai, UAE

Midamar directors will present on 40 years of Supply Chain Management – 10 Key Lessons Learned.

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Halal food now available at Princeton dining halls

| 16/10/2014 | Reply
Halal food now available at Princeton dining halls

“It was a big change, actually. Especially at the end of last year, when it started — I think May or late April — they started having halal beef lasagna or halal beef roast,” Syed said. “It was really good food, too.”

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UAE: Abu Dhabi eyes Halal tourism

| 15/10/2014 | Reply
UAE: Abu Dhabi eyes Halal tourism

Abu Dhabi’s Tourism and Culture Authority is roping in tour operators and hospitality groups to offer tailor-made packages to Halal tourists.

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Malaysian Halal Exporters Have Capacity To Meet Global Needs

| 15/10/2014 | Reply
Malaysian Halal Exporters Have Capacity To Meet Global Needs

Malaysia exported halal products worth RM9.2 billion in the first quarter of this year, showing its capability to cater to the needs of the global market.

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Turkey: SMIIC Accreditation Committee Meeting

| 11/10/2014 | Reply
Turkey:  SMIIC Accreditation Committee Meeting

The Fifth Meeting of the Accreditation Committee (AC) was held in ?stanbul, Republic of Turkey on 09-11 September 2014, hosted by SMIIC General Secretariat.

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UK: Blackburn food firm KQF scoops Business of Year award

| 03/10/2014 | Reply
UK: Blackburn food firm KQF scoops Business of Year award

Blackburn-based KQF was named Business of the Year at the Lloyds Banking Group English Asian Business Awards this week.

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Egypt Beef Plant Audits and Halal Issues

| 02/10/2014 | Reply
Egypt Beef Plant Audits and Halal Issues

MALR-GOVS conducts individual plant audits to determine the eligibility of beef plants to export to Egypt.

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Belgian far-right party to push for ritual slaughter ban

| 30/09/2014 | Reply
Belgian far-right party to push for ritual slaughter ban

Weyts’ ban was seen as designed to stop the killing of thousands of sheep in provisionary slaughterhouses operated by Muslims for Eid al Fitr.

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Test on halal meat undermines the reasons for ritual slaughter

| 30/09/2014 | Reply
Test on halal meat undermines the reasons for ritual slaughter

HALAL and kosher meat has been placed under the microscope to undermine one of the key arguments for religious slaughter.

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Opinion: Moving from halal to tayyib

| 28/09/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Moving from halal to tayyib

The focus of some non-Muslims, individuals and organisations is the cruelty invoked on the animal for both stunned and non-stunned halal slaughter.

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Third Sarajevo Halal Forum: BOSNET awarded the certificate

| 28/09/2014 | Reply
Third Sarajevo Halal Forum: BOSNET awarded the certificate

In the period between the two Forums, this year’s and last year’s, a number of positive developments have been made which testify to the dynamism of the halal sector.

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Pakistan: Engro to sell North America meat and food business

| 28/09/2014 | Reply
Pakistan: Engro to sell North America meat and food business

Engro Foods Limited (EFOODS) is selling its North American business including meat business company Al-Safa Halal and Engro Foods Canada Limited.

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Japan: Major halal-food expo planned to help make Japan more friendly to Muslim tourists

| 26/09/2014 | Reply
Japan: Major halal-food expo planned to help make Japan more friendly to Muslim tourists

In response to a recent surge in Muslim tourists, a major halal-themed international expo will be held in Chiba Prefecture in November.

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Opinion: Halal labeling at last in Indonesia

| 26/09/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Halal labeling at last in Indonesia

The bill on halal product certification is the first regulation passed by the House of Representatives on the halal status of food products in Indonesian history.

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Japanese airline caterer receives Halal kitchen cert

| 26/09/2014 | Reply
Japanese airline caterer receives Halal kitchen cert

A LEADING airline caterer in Tokyo, TFK Corporation, has received halal certification for its halal kitchen, becoming another example of how the travel industry is paying more attention to the growing Muslim market.

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Ireland: DHC to deliver Presentation on Halal certification at Asia Trade Forum

| 26/09/2014 | Reply
Ireland: DHC to deliver Presentation on Halal certification at Asia Trade Forum

The Asia Trade Forum is an initiative of the Irish Exporters Association and has been established to support Irish businesses to take their first steps in Asia.

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UK: Muslim family sends children to school with ‘Halal only’ sign

| 25/09/2014 | Reply
UK: Muslim family sends children to school with ‘Halal only’ sign

A MUSLIM family have sent their children to school with “Halal only” signs taped to their chests as a protest about the school serving their daughter non-Halal food.

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Opinion: Eating your ethics – Halal meat

| 23/09/2014 | Reply
Opinion:  Eating your ethics – Halal meat

The issue of animal welfare is an important one, but it is equally important that concern for these issues extends beyond just the method of slaughter.

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Organic farming gaining popularity in Saudi Arabia

| 18/09/2014 | Reply
Organic farming gaining popularity in Saudi Arabia

Today, there are more than 112 organic farms, certified according to Saudi organic standards. The organic animal production is 3,575.

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